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Nanase Aikawa, Goto Maki, MINMI and
have covered "Oh My Little Girl."
Voice 2: Cover Lovers Rock is the second cover album by the J-pop singer
2007 started out with Van's first cover album titled "". The album was Van's only release that year.
also acted in a movie
Van. is the fourth solo album and second original studio album from Japanese singer
. It was released on December 10, 2008 and contains the title tracks of all four of her solo singles, as well as two b-sides and five new tracks, for an overall total of eleven tracks.
began as a solo artist while she was with Do As Infinity with the song "Again", which appeared on the charity album "Song Nation", and later in 2003 with the song "Drive me nuts", which was recorded for trance DJs project Cyber X. Van also appeared in six commercials for the Japanese hair product company Lavenus.
According to the "Do the A-side" booklet, "Tao" was originally to be included on their final album, "Need Your Love", but was not because Nagao felt that it did not fit the album's theme. It was recorded two years before its actual release. Reportedly,
cried many times before the song was completely recorded.
"Farewell" is the debut album by Japanese singer
as a solo artist. It was released in Japan as both CD and CD+DVD versions, with drastic differences on the covers between the two of them. This album is the first production released by Van after the disband of Do As Infinity.
Minus V is an instrumental collection by Do As Infinity released after its disbanding. It was released among five other different Do As Infinity items on the same day. This CD consists of mostly previously unreleased instrumental versions of Do As Infinity's songs. The "V" in name of the album is speculated to be the short for
, the lead singer of the band, or vocal because there aren't any of Tomiko Van's vocals in the CD.
, the lead singer, pursued a solo career and debuted on March 29, 2006 with her album, "Farewell". Ryo Owatari, the guitarist, worked with his band, Missile Innovation, and released their first single on February 1, 2006. Owatari also worked with other Avex artists such as Ayumi Hamasaki, Ai Otsuka and AAA. Dai Nagao went on to work with Amasia Landscape and other artists under the True Song Music label, writing songs for various artists.
"Senkō" is the second single to be released by solo artist
after the split up of the Japanese band Do As Infinity. The A-side song was used as the commercial song for the ringtone service site mu-mo, and for music.jp TV-CF. Online store, CD Japan, describes the title song as "a medium tempo track that's just perfect for autumn", and her official website simply describes it as a medium rock number.
It has also been recorded by a number of other artists, including Daniel Bedingfield who sang a swing version, Nikki Blonsky, Michael Bolton, Todrick Hall, Ashley Brown, Perry Como, Hilary Duff, Eden Espinosa, Kimberley Locke, Johnny Mathis, Cher, Bette Midler, Linda Ronstadt, Shakey Graves,
and Sabrina Carpenter. One studio compilation, "Cinderella: Songs From The Classic Fairy Tale" (1998) places the song in context with other musical treatments of the Cinderella story, including songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sergey Prokofiev, Stephen Sondheim and the Sherman Brothers.
"Yumeji" is a pop-rock ballad by Japanese singer
. It is Van's third single that released on November 29, 2006. The cover jackets for the single were shot in a countryside not faraway from the city of Tokyo, and Van expressed that the covers would perfectly match the song. In the PV for the title track "Yumeji", Van follows a light through dark streets and finds a flower garden in the middle of trash. The single's B-side is entitled "Labyrinth" and is as "Yumeji" a lyric work of Van.
In the following month they would release their first promotional video collection on DVD, simply titled "9", and would go on tour throughout the month of May. After release of "New World",
was contracted to advertise for Japanese haircare company Lavenus. Van took part in all six commercials, including one which she rode a Harley-Davidson motorbike. Van can also be seen riding the Harley-Davidson in the "Tao" promotional video. The B-side of "Tōku Made", "Signal" was used as the theme song for the first commercial. Six commercials were made in total, the other three songs included "Tsubasa no Keikaku", "Bōkenshatachi", and "Nice & Easy"; "Boukensha Tachi" was used three times.
Under the concept of "Whoever the songwriter is, it is D.A.I", the credit was written as "D.A.I" at first, even if any other member would compose the music. After "Be Free" was collected in "Do the B-side", it came to be specified who wrote a song, and, after re-formation, it came to be specified who composed as well.
and Ryo Owatari mainly write lyrics. Saiko Kawamura, which is a joint nom de plume of Jun Harada and Kayoko Shinchi, and Naoto Suzuki also write songs besides them. It seems that Dai Nagao composed almost all the music except for "Azayaka na Hana" collected in "Gates of Heaven", which Ryo Owatari composed. They produced the first and the second singles by themselves, but Seiji Kameda became a joint producer from the third single; he also plays a bass guitar in recording.
Do As Infinity is a Japanese pop and rock band that formed in 1999 with three members: vocalist
, guitarist Ryo Owatari, and guitarist and composer Dai Nagao. The band's name is sometimes abbreviated as D.A.I., alluding to the fact that Do As Infinity was named after Dai Nagao. Signed to Avex Trax, the band released their debut single "Tangerine Dream" on September 29, 1999, followed by three more singles between 1999 and 2000, which appeared on their debut album "Break of Dawn" (2000). In December 2000, Nagao decided to devote all his time to composing the music and no longer appeared at live events. Five more studio albums were released between 2001 with "New World" and 2005 with "Need Your Love".
Do the Best is a greatest hits album by the musical group Do As Infinity, released in 2002. In 2004, a combined compilation "Do the Best + DVD" was released. Some of the tracks in the album have minor changes, such as "Oasis" having an actual, definite ending unlike the original single where it previously had faded out instead. "Nice & Easy" was a brand new song that was included, it was also used as the theme song for a Lavenus commercial song featuring lead singer and musician,
. The CD+DVD version of the album is a re-release which was released in 2004 and included a DVD with numerous (either live or promotional) videos of the first thirteen tracks of the CD album.
Eventually, auditions were held, and he chose
as lead singer and Ryo Owatari as guitarist. Ryo turned up for the auditions in a red tracksuit with a Fender Jaguar and his effects pedals. He was asked to perform a small segment, but instead played three songs. Tomiko sang "Heart" as a band member 42 hours after the Avex staff read her application. On September 29, 1999, the trio released their first single "Tangerine Dream", and held a live concert at the Shibuya AX. They performed almost daily at a number of locations, ranging from Shibuya's 109 (which is famous for street performers), to Yokohama Station and traveled to Fukuoka and other cities. Before "Tangerine Dream" was released, DAI and their fellow workers were giving out copies of their recordings for free to passers by. At their one-hundredth concert, held at Shibuya AX for free, the members of DAI recognized that the fans were the same bunch that bothered to listen to them.
The discography of Do As Infinity, a J-pop and rock band formed in Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan, consists of 11 studio albums, 4 live albums, 7 compilation albums, 28 singles, 19 video releases, and 39 music videos. Composer Dai Nagao of Avex Trax hosted auditions for a band in 1999, eventually choosing
as lead vocalist and Ryo Owatari as guitarist. The trio released their first single "Tangerine Dream" in 1999 and released three more singles between 1999 and 2000 which appeared on their debut album "Break of Dawn" (2000). "Break of Dawn" did well commercially, peaking at No. 3 on the Japanese Oricon albums chart. In December 2000, Nagao decided to devote all his time to composing the music and no longer appeared at live events. Do As Infinity's next two studio albums released in 2001, "New World" and "Deep Forest", both peaked at No. 1 on Oricon. The band released their first greatest hits compilation album "Do the Best" in 2002, which also charted at No. 1. Do As Infinity's next three studio albums charted in the top 5 of Oricon: "True Song" (2002) at No. 5, "Gates of Heaven" (2003) at No. 3, and "Need Your Love" (2005) also at No. 3.
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